Real Richmond Wedding | Ginny and Aaron at Historic Mankin Mansion
Ginny & Aaron
December 4, 2021
By Paula Ramirez
It happened just the way it was meant to, friendship first. Ginny and Aaron met through mutual friends and soon fell in love… “Aaron was the missing piece to the puzzle,” professed Ginny. Overcome with anticipation, Aaron popped the question on a random pandemic Monday. He dropped to one knee and blurted out, “I just can’t wait any longer.” In yoga pants, surrounded by their pups, Bru and Lyla, Ginny happily whimpered “Yes” through streaming tears.
“Since we started dating, we knew Historic Mankin Mansion would be our venue. Essentially growing up there, I knew it would mean the world to Aaron to be married at his family home. It’s also the most beautiful venue in Richmond, so how could we not? We knew we would be so well taken care of by choosing the Mansion and we were NOT disappointed!” said Ginny.
Guests came together from California, Utah, Arizona, Tennessee, and Mexico, along with Virginia locals, to celebrate Aaron and Ginny. The family was elated to see such loved and beautiful souls come together in marriage. Their dear friend, Kendal Hall, officiated the wedding with the perfect blend of sentimentality and hilarity, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
“My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s back in 2006 and dancing to ‘Shout’ with her and all my friends was such a fun and special moment that I’ll cherish forever!” ~ Ginny
“Being at the altar and just seeing that it was finally all happening. I was so happy walking down the aisle with my mom, being up there with my best friends, and then seeing Ginny walk down the aisle. It was the best feeling.” ~ Aaron
From the whimsical pampas grass and vintage gem tones to the mix of gourmet Greek and Mexican food to the Aston Martin getaway car, the entire weekend was absolute perfection and, most importantly, unapologetically Aaron & Ginny.
“Our advice to other couples…
Take in every special moment during the day – it goes by in a FLASH!! Don’t focus on the minuscule details, it won’t matter in the moment, just have FUN!!! Remember this day is about YOU and your love – make it what YOU want!!”
Special note from Ginny & Aaron – “A special heartfelt thank you to the mansion staff, Paula & Martin Ramirez and Marylee Marmer – we truly could NOT have done this without all of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Rehearsal Dinner/Ceremony/Reception/Lighting/Post-Wedding Brunch/Exit Car/Vintage Furniture Rental/After Party DJ/Accommodations: Historic Mankin Mansion | Planning: Historic Mankin Mansion, Gillian Zehr | Rentals: Rent-e-quip | Photography: Wedding – Ash Hobson Carr / Engagement – Jason Collins Photography | Rehearsal Dinner: Sincero | Shower Location: Saude Creek Vineyards | Flowers: Marylee Marmer Events | Catering: Stella’s Market | Officiant: Kendal Hall | DJ: Dj Ant Boogie | Gown: Rebecca Ingram, Blue Sage Bridal | Alterations: Oksana at Fashion Design | Photobooth: Richmond Photobooth | Shoes: Volanda, Nina Shoes | Bridesmaid Dresses: Baltic Born | Accessories: Etsy – hairpiece from Artequeenshop | Hair: color – Susannah Craft @ Prism Salon, style – Ivy of Boho Braids by Ivy Perkins | Makeup: Deja Gentry | Formalwear: Macy’s & JCrew | Stationery: Paperless Post | Dance Instruction: Catherine at Dance Masters | Sweets: Graeme Byrne | Accommodations: Sheraton Richmond Airport
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